Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

(He really did like the story, despite the scowl on his face!)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Worms, Worms, Worms!

As we continue to work our way through our science curriculum, we have spent some time on worms.  We have a drain system in our yard, so The Boyscout was able to dig up several dozen worms for Miss M to look at.

 After examining them closely, we built a worm jar by layering sand, oatmeal, decayed matter and dirt.  We put them in a dark place and observed their behavior over several weeks.

I won't say that Miss M was totally enthused with the worms (she refused to touch them), but The Bug had a great time with this experiment!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Handicrafts: Woven Purse

Miss M continues to work on her loom weaving.  My mother bought her the Klutz book called Potholders and Other Loopy Projects and she has been working her way through it.  One recent project was to make her own little purse.  She did this in one sitting, over the course of about three hours, and had a great time.  She combined the directions for making the purse with directions for weaving a pattern and chose spring colors.

She is working on a green and brown one for one of her brothers to carry his matchbox cars in now.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Wrap-Up

We had a super busy Easter weekend this year. Sunday was of course spent at Mass, but the days before were packed full of more secular events.

For the first time, the kids colored eggs using Kool-aid.  The colors were super vibrant, and I think this will be our new method from here on out!  Even The Boyscout participated.

 We also had a glow-in-the-dark nighttime egg hunt.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it sounded fun.  We put glow bracelets coiled inside Easter eggs and hid them in the dark. The kids LOVED hunting eggs this way!

On Saturday, we spent the day with The Bug's Godmother and her family.  This has been an annual tradition the last few years that the kids really look forward to. This year we were blessed with a gorgeous day for an outside picnic.  Along with food and an egg/candy hunt, the kids also played croquet.

The Bug has celiac and often cannot eat the many holiday treats the other kids do.  This year, I made him his own gluten-free bunny cupcakes using jelly beans and marshmallows.  These were a great hit with him.

It was a busy, but fun, weekend!